Capturing the Moment in Life Size Clay Portraits
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
This workshop will be helpful for artists working on portraiture in either two or three dimensions. There will be a demonstration by Mr. Sussman. The workshop will focus on the underlying basic structure of the head (physiognomy) and will be beneficial to understand the three dimensional form. You will gain understanding of the importance of engineering the armature and methods of looking and applying clay. Then seek the moment. The workshop will be held in the wood studio in the basement.
G. L. Sussman studied at the John Herron Art School, the École des Beaux-Arts, France, the Academy, Italy, and the Art Students League of New York, where he was awarded a McDowell Travel Grant. He was a dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and director of the Sculpture Center School. He has taught at City College and is currently teaching at the Art Students League while also being director of the League’s Vytlacil Campus. Mr. Sussman’s work is included in many prominent collections, notably Yale University Scroll & Key, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Science and Industry, LA, Sunnyside Park, NY, Proctor & Gamble, and USA Today Show, DC. He has exhibited widely at such venues as Augustus Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park, N.H., Bethune Gallery SUNY, Colby Museum, ME, the Museum Rochefort-en-Terre, France (where he was also artist-in-residence) and the Sculpture Center Gallery, NY.